I love to work in the yard and I love to drink coffee while working in the yard. The problem seems to be that like all yards, the ground of mine is uneven. I was intrigued by an ad I saw in a magazine (here are some others:http://amzn.to/yFtMtH, http://bit.ly/zFG73t) for a "yard cup holder of sorts". With this inspiration I set out to find a way to make my own.
I have a few pegboard loop hooks laying around the shop (you could use any metal rod you have although I would not recommend coat hangers unless you plan on holding plastic cups) that looked like they would make a good sturdy structure
I started by bending the rods using a combination of vise grips and a vise. I used my coffee mug as a form and checked the parts with a few of my regular drink containers for a good fit.
Once I got the correct shapes I cut the rods that contained multiple parts with my Dremel.
Last steps are to JB Weld the parts, prime and paint
And here is the final product in action